Most Popular Veterans Day 2020 Offers: Free Meals, Freebies, Free Tickets & Admissions and more.

Most Popular Veterans Day 2020 Offers: Free Meals, Freebies, Free Tickets & Admissions and more.

To say 2020 has been an unusual year would be an understatement. However, many Veterans Day events and celebrations are continuing as scheduled, even if they may be different than in years prior. Many restaurants and organizations are continuing their traditions of honoring our nation’s servicemembers with free meals and discounts.

Due to the pandemic, it’s a good idea to confirm details with event organizers. Some local regulations or ordinances have placed capacity restrictions for some events.

Veterans Day Top 10 Free Meals and other Freebies:

Due to the pandemic, it’s a good idea to confirm details with event organizers. Some local regulations or ordinances have placed capacity restrictions for some events.

The following restaurants are offering free meals to current and former military members in honor of Veterans Day. In most years, these offers are generally only available when dining in. However, due to the pandemic and local restrictions, some restaurants are making these offers available for take-out, or are offering a free meal on different dates in order to reduce crowding.

All offers are available on Nov 11th, unless otherwise noted. Valid at participating locations only.

  • Applebee’s. Free meal from a select menu.
  • Bob Evans. Free select breakfast, lunch, and dinner items.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings. Free order of 10 boneless wings and a side of fries. Dine-in or take out.
  • Chili’s. Free meal from a select menu.
  • Golden Corral. Promotional cards for one FREE “Thank You” Meal will be distributed during the month of November, and can be redeemed Nov 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021. 
  • Little Caesar’s. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo from 11 am – 2 pm.
  • O’Charley’s. Free meal from the ” Veterans Thank You Menu”
  • Red Robin. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for Red Robin Military Royalty members who register by Nov. 5th. Coupon can be redeemed between Nov 12th – Nov 30th.
  • Shoney’s. Free All You Care To Eat, Breakfast Bar from 6 am – 11 am.
  • Texas RoadhouseTXRH-4.6%. Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at store parking lots on Wednesday, November 11, from 11 am – 2 pm. Veterans and active military can redeem their dinner vouchers when they choose in-store until June of next year.

Freebies on Veterans Day

Many locations are also supporting the military community in other ways. Some of the more popular offers include free haircuts, car washes, coffee, and donuts. Here are some of the national offers you can find:

  • Car washesGrace for Vets lists over 4,400 car wash locations around that nation that are offering free car washes to veterans.
  • Coffee. 7-11 is offering a free coffee. Starbucks SBUX-1.7% is offering free tall (12oz) hot brewed coffee. Many other local and regional stores also offer free coffee. Be sure to call ahead.
  • Donuts. Many local donut shops and even some national chains offer a free donut on Veterans Day. Again, check with your favorite donut shop in advance.
  • HaircutsGreat Clips and Sport Clips are both offering free haircuts for veterans. Great Clips is also giving out haircut vouchers to non-veterans getting a haircut on Veterans Day. Those vouchers can be given to a veteran for a free haircut.  

Free Tickets & Admission

Many locations are offering free and discounted admission for military members, veterans, and their families.

How to Qualify for these Veterans Day Offers:

While some companies will take your word for it, many companies and organizations require proof of military service in order to be eligible for these free meals, discounts, and other offers.

The following are the most popular methods for showing proof of service:

  • Military ID card or military retiree ID card
  • Veterans ID Card or VA Health Care ID Card
  • Veterans Designator on Drivers License
  • Form DD 214 or discharge paperwork

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